7. Apex Legends
- Developer: Respawn Entertainment
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Platforms: PC, XOne, PS4
- Release date: February 4, 2019
Apex Legends is one of the newer productions on the list – the game was released at the beginning of February 2019 and quickly won the hearts of players, which ensure its high place on our list. Apex 's debut was not preceded by any advertising campaign or months of hype with screenshots and video materials. Instead, the authors revealed their work and then immediately released it on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
And this gambit paid off. Players literally rushed to Apex Legends. Within a few hours of the premiere, this production could boast a million registered users. After 24 hours, the number increased to 2.5 million, and then it grew ten times more, to 25 million people in the first week.
Apex Legends is a battle royale shooter. The competition is fierce in the sub-genre, but the authors managed to achieve success thanks to several key elements. The clashes are fought between teams of two or three, rather than solo players, and the game emphasizes cooperation by making it much more accessible and rewarding. In addition, instead of characters that differ only in appearance, we have unique heroes with unique special abilities and equipment.
On top of that, this production is just devilishly fun. The developers, Respawn Entertainment, founded by the fathers of the Call of Duty series, are today known mostly as creators of the Titanfall series. This proves their great expertise in creating shooters, and you can see it in Apex Legends. The movement system, weapon operation, balance of the game and general refinement are all at the highest level here, and after the match is over, you need a lot of willpower to opt out of the next one.
Apex Legends had an explosive release, but then the emotions subsided. For a moment, it even seemed that the game was a temporary fad, but fortunately the authors managed to stop this tendency and started to bounce back. Today, at the end of 2021, it's one of the most powerful shooters on the market. It's also available on Steam, where it practically stays permanently in the top 5 most popular games, and the launch of season 11, introducing, among others, additional character, enabled this project to set new records of attendance on Valve's platform.
- Apex Legends in our encyclopedia
Apex Legends is the game for you if:
- you're looking for something new in the battle royale genre;
- you are intrigued by the idea of combining this genre with Overwatch elements;
- you like teamplay;
- you enjoy elaborate mechanics.